Mount Backpackers
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FREE Unlimited WiFiWiFi

Mount Backpackers is located in the heart of Mount Maunganui within walking distance of beautiful beaches and great places to eat. This location is a popular spot in the Summer for BBQ’s, relaxing and entertainment.

Guests can choose to stay in the cosy lively dormitory of 16-beds (excellent for groups), or the smaller dorm rooms or a private room. Surfboards and wetsuits are rented to guests at only $20 per 4 hour session and quality well-maintained safe bicycles are available for rent. But, what is the best thing about Mount Backpackers? Easy… you will arrive a guest and leave a friend! Our staff are the friendliest and most helpful people in the gorgeous town of Mount Maunganui, maybe even New Zealand.
Telephone: +64 7-575 0860

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What do the guests say?



3.5/5 (TripAdvisor)


Guests commented on the relaxing atmosphere and how close the backpackers is to many great spots, such as the beaches, shops and restaurants.


Say the location is great


Loved the atmosphere


Loved the local shops


Would stay again

What are the rooms like?

4 bed dorm
6 bed dorm
6 bed dorm ensuite
10 bed dorm
16 bed dorm

Hostel amenities

Surfboards and wetsuits are rented to guests at only $20 per 4 hour session and quality well-maintained safe bicycles are available for rent.

kitchen Kitchen – well-equipped guest kitchen for self-catering.
laundry Laundry – coin-operated washers and dryers available. Laundry powder available at reception.
wifi Internet – free WiFi available throughout the hostel.
bike hire Bike hire – we have bikes onsite for hire.
parking Free parking – free parking on the street.
bbq BBQ – enjoy a BBQ using the free supplied facilities, free BBQ for the guests to use.
fire Dining – we have communal areas for you to enjoy and have dinner.
smoking Smoking – rooms are smoke-free, you can smoke outside.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check in after hours?

Contact us directly via phone or email and we can arrange for after hours check in.

What time is check out? Can I have a late checkout?

Check out is 10 am. We do not allow late check out during months October-April. Please let us know if you require late check out otherwise.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept VISA, Mastercard and cash. Payment on arrival is preferred. We do require credit details if booking over the phone.

How long does it take to get into town?

We are located in the town centre. 

Do you have free WiFi?

Yes, Free Unlimited.

Are there any shops or places to eat nearby?

Yes many restaurant and all the necessary shops within a short walk.

Hostel location

Matamata Backpackers is located at 87 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, 3116. Here are some of the points of interest near this location:

Mount Backpackers is a 2-minute walk from the best beach in New Zealand – Mount Maunganui beach. 3 minutes walk in the oppostie direction will take you from our front door to the magical Pilot Bay beach, a stunning flat harbour inlet that runs along the Southwestern side of Moung Maunganui.

There are also have a large number of places nearby you can eat at.